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Eskwilax Hour Empowers and Embraces all Walks of Life

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by Jose Medrano

Marco Ramos, Talent Scout/Co-Producer (Left) and Efrain Martinez, Founder/Co-Producer (Right).

Helping community artists overcome their fears, The Eskwilax Hour provides a platform that empowers and embraces all walks of life. I recently sat down with the show’s producers Efrain Martinez and Marco Ramos to discuss the origins and future of their Facebook Live show. Having been interviewed on Episode 149, I was immediately fascinated by what The Eskwilax Hour does to help local artists gain exposure and discuss their art. First airing in 2015, The Eskwilax Hour is now well-known name on the streets of Boyle Heights.

Live episodes of The Eskwilax Hour air Fridays 4-6pm on theeskwilaxhour.com

You can watch past episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/user/martineze101

Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/the_eskwilax_hour/

If you are interested in appearing on the show, you can direct message The Eskwilax Hour through their above listed Instagram, or by direct messaging Marco Ramos at https://www.instagram.com/marco_tv/

Support Efrain’s coffee shop:

Zapotec Cafe

2310 Whittier Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90023

Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

Fri-Sun 8am-3pm


The El Popo Newspaper was first published in 1970 by students concerned about the lack of a Chicana and Chicano perspective in newspapers. As a result, students called the newspaper, El Popo. The paper was named El Popo after the volcano El Popocatepetl. Involved in Chicana/o Movement of the 60’s and 70’s, students saw a connection between the smoke spewing volcano ready to erupt and the student movement ready to engage. Thus, throughout the El Popo’s forty-six years, the name continues to symbolize and to represent the spirit of each generation of students that contribute to the pages of the El Popo Newspaper. Faculty Advisor/Publisher Carlos R. Guerrero, Ph.D.